Catcher says made contact with umpire
He was also fined an undisclosed amount.
Torrealba will sit out the Padres' three-game series at Tampa Bay. He said Tuesday that he wanted to allow greater roster flexibility when the Padres return to National League play Friday at Florida.
Torrealba was ejected in the ninth inning of a loss to Toronto last week for arguing with umpire Larry Vanover after taking a called third strike. Torrealba said the brim of his helmet made contact with Vanover.
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